WPC: Graceful staircase

The Ljubljana “Skyscraper” staircase was the most graceful thing I’ve photographed recently.

But first the last week on my blog. There were:

And now let’s have a look at a couple of art déco staircases inside the “Nebotičnik”, or Skyscraper, built in 1933 and for 60 years the tallest building in Slovenia. Here it is in an old photo I found online (just because I didn’t take a photo of it myself for some reason):

The next time we will take a look from its terrace, but today just the staircase (well, there are two).

Photo: © signature mmm (except b&w)

In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: Graceful

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36 Comments Add yours

  1. ostendnomad says:

    This pictures are awesome! Love this gallery!

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    1. Yeah, I’m glad to hear it, OstendNomad! 🙂

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  2. Mama Cormier says:

    Wow is right. At first I thought it was similar to the staircase at the AGO here in Toronto but the one in the skyscraper is in a class of it’s own.

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    1. Thank you, Mama Cormier! 🙂 I’d love to visit yours now!

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  3. Vanessa says:

    Beautiful. A spiral is always graceful! Thanks for sharing these.

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    1. Thank you, Vanessa, it’s true about the graceful spiral. 🙂

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  4. Leya says:

    Absolutely fantastic gallery! Wow!

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    1. Thank you very much, Leya! 🙂

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  5. Norm 2.0 says:

    Love the shots but all that walking in circles would make me dizzy 😉

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    1. Thank you, Norm. I was dizzy a little bit, but much more overwhelmed by what I was seeing.

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  6. Susanne says:

    I’m dizzy! Those are crazy staircases. Did you have to take anti-nausea medication before ascending/descending? Beautiful photos as always, MMM.

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    1. Thanks, Susanne. It was nothing like standing at the mountain top without a fence – that gets to me. Here there was the fence and I had my camera and I was seeing wonderful stuff. But I’m surprised I didn’t look up on the descent at all… I think the vortex was eating me up.

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  7. Dan Antion says:

    Great photos! Wow is about the only word that works for those stairs.

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    1. Thanks, Dan, I’m glad you concur.

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  8. joey says:

    Gorgeous stuff. Too many of them and my vertigo kicks in, but I love the nautilus look to them, almost seems natural, too beautiful to be manmade.

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    1. Thanks, Joey. This sounds so cool: “Too beautiful to be manmade.”

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  9. Joanne Sisco says:

    I love spiral staircases and know how difficult they are to photograph. Great capture!

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    1. Thank you, Joanne. This was a highlight of my stay, for sure. One would say, it’s just a staircase. But it made me feel elated.

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      1. Joanne Sisco says:

        I know exactly what you’re saying.
        We stayed once in a hotel in Sweden that had a narrow spiral staircase. Since we tend to shun elevators whenever we can, we tore up and down those stairs several times a day. I loved it – it was a mini-adventure each time and I have at least a dozen really bad photos of it.
        And each time we popped out of the staircase, the hotel staff would look at us like we were insane 🙂

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  10. Most definitely wow! I would have loved to have photographed that. Nice images

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    1. Yeah! I’m glad to hear this, Lisa. 🙂 Thank you!

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  11. Beautiful photos! I see seashells 🙂

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    1. Thank you, seeseashellsaw. 🙂

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  12. Similar red railings can be found in Ljubljana’s castle …

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    1. Yes, Awa, indeed! And I never saw it with my own eyes, only on a photo… Next time. 🙂

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      1. I got it on the picture. So I saw it as the first one 😀

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  13. amoralegria says:

    Fantastic! Though admittedly, if I had to descend that staircase, I’d hold on to the railing for dear life! And not look down!

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    1. Thank you! But when you walk down, it’s not a bad feeling at all, as long as you don’t look into the hole. 😀

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  14. Thanks for sending…amazing :)) 101% love it haha

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    1. You’re very welcome! 🙂

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  15. dweezer19 says:

    Wow yes! Thanks for sharing the link. I love this place! 👏

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    1. You’re welcome. They are so similar! 🙂

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